Profits are down from last month!
What a bummer, right? Last month, I started to de-hoard my late father’s stuff. When he passed away, over 15 years ago, we went through the garage and tossed out a lot of stuff. Full garbage cans went out each week.
Continue reading “Dehoarding: The New Business Slump”
I accidentally sent the wrong item out, and now I’m going to eat the costs, and basically lose a total of around $5 on this sale. I sent out a water filter when I meant to send out a Braun hand blender. A dollar was lost on the correct product, and four on the mistaken product. The big winners here were USPS and FedEx, who got a total of $15 in postage. The little winner was the buyer, who got not only a Braun hand blender (old style) but a free water filter.
Continue reading “Prepacking Items and Losing Money”
I found myself hoarding torn up jeans. I usually took the old jeans and turned them into shorts. Then, as the shorts ripped, I used denim scraps from the other jeans to make patches.
Continue reading “Dehoarding Torn Jeans with Ebay”
One way to give away stuff, especially “good stuff” is to give it away on Craigslist.org. Continue reading “Decluttering with Craigslist, Part 1”
I played around with Free Shipping for my listings… and I’m going back to charging the actual shipping. Maybe I’ll add a little handling fee. Ebay pushes sellers to offer free shipping, but I’m just not feeling it’s helping make sales.
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I shop at “the bins” or Goodwill’s outlet system. This is a mixture of new donations and leftovers from the retail stores that didn’t get sold. It’s like the “last stop” before the stuff gets bundled up for sale in the Global South.
Continue reading “Is Reselling Ecological?”
You don’t need to buy a “store” level membership.
Continue reading “Declutering with Ebay Part 4”
This is the second in a series about postal rates and Ebay. Regional rate priority mail boxes aren’t well known, but they are a lower-cost, priority mail option that can save you money.
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It seems like several vloggers have videos explaining this, and instagrammers are also doing it. Here’s a blog version. I’m going to explain a bit about how to attack the problem of understanding postage rates, without getting too deep in the particulars.
Continue reading “USPS Mailing and Ebay”
I made my first local sale today, on OfferUp. I think there was no profit in it, because the driving cost a bit, and the price was low. At least it was quick! The golf clubs were sitting there for weeks.
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